Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward talks about FBI Deputy Director W. Mark Felt — a.k.a. “Deep Throat,” the secret source who helped Woodward and his partner Carl Bernstein break the Watergate story, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Felt died Dec. 18 at the age of 95. A long-kept secret, Felt’s identity as Woodward’s source was revealed in the July 2005 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Woodward later detailed his clandestine meetings with Felt in the book The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat. Woodward’s latest book is The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008. ALSO: As the co-founder of The Heritage Foundation and National Empowerment Television, and the CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, activist Paul Weyrich helped turn social conservatives into a powerful force in the Republican party. Weyrich died Dec. 18. He was 66. This interview was originally broadcast May 5, 1995.
Comedian Brian Posehn and television writer Gerry Duggan were looking for a project to write together. Duggan was fixated on the idea of Santa Claus with a gun in his hand when Posehn posed a provocative question: “What does Santa do after the apocalypse?” The comic that grew from that question is The Last Christmas. PLUS: a bonus holiday sketch from our pals at Elephant Larry.